TCL stops making BlackBerry smartphones

by Volker Weber

Lesson: If BlackBerry stops making BlackBerry phones, you shouldn't start doing it.

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This does not come as a surprise. For some background see this CB forum post from last year: https://forums.crackberry.com/news-rumors-f40/blackberry-most-recent-rumors-1174843/

In it, a member shares some details from a conversation with two TCL executives in which they pretty much detail why TCL was not likely going to continue work with BlackBerry.

While the probability is certainly not very high there is still a dim chance of BB getting back into this business again: In an interview not long ago, Chen mentioned that he would not rule out BB getting back into that business again, and the company still had all the staff and technology necessary to do so.

Martin Dietze, 2020-02-03

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